CSCS Board of Directors

About the School Board


CSCS has a 5-9 member Board composed of both parents and community members. Board members bring a wide range of experience and skills to aid in the governance of the school, including education, legal, business, engineering, web development, publishing, real estate and finance backgrounds.


The Board works in partnership with the DEI Committee and administrators to advance Cottonwood’s Equity Action Plan, as well as supporting the overall governance of the school, including approving and overseeing the annual budget, engaging with teachers and families, and facilitating events that enrich the school-community. 


The CSCS board values input and support from the community. Please consider attending any of the monthly meetings or email us at

Join the Board


Board members are expected to attend a monthly Board meeting, participate on at least one Board committee which includes work and occasional meetings outside of the monthly Board meeting, support and facilitate events with students, teachers, staff, and families, and engage fully the schools Equity Action Plan. 


The first term on the Board is one year; after that Board members can serve up to two terms of two years each. Diversity of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds is valued on the School Board. 


If you are interested in joining the Board, please complete the interest form and a current Board member will follow up with you.

Current Board Members


Jill Charno

Board Member

Jonathan Moore


Jonathan Moore


Amy Sample Ward


Amy Sample Ward


Emily Sturgess Cleek


Emily Sturgess Cleek


Marisela Van Sickle


Marisela Van Sickle


Public Board Meetings


CSCS School Board Meeting Details


School Board meetings are from 4:30 – 6:00 pm on the second Thursday of every month unless otherwise stated below. The Community/Public is welcome and encouraged to join!


Meetings may be in-person starting in August 2022, with Zoom links available. The public meeting link is shared via email to all members of the CSCS community (sign up here), but if you have any questions, please email board [at]



Next Meeting:


Our next meeting will be in late February, the date is TBD

  • Policy updates and charter renewal
  • Fundraising and School events for 22-23

Board Minutes


The Cottonwood School Board Meeting Minutes for 2021-2022




Previous Minutes

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